Category Archives: Drama

Django Unchained

Release 2012

Genre Drama

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

The Railway Man

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, Eric Lomax
Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael MacKenzie, Nicole Kidman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/

A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

Gravity

Release 2013

Genre Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, George Clooney
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

Captain Phillips

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama, Thriller

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Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109/

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

The Book Thief

Release 2013

Genre Drama, War

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Director: Brian Percival
Writers: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni
Stars: Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann, Gotthard Lange
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816442/

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Release 1987

Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Rod Daniel
Writers: Lorne Cameron, Steve Bloom, David Hoselton
Stars: Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron, Margaret Colin, Catherine Hicks, Patrick O'Neal
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093418/

A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son.

The Butler

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood
Stars: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773/

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Blue Jasmine

Release 2013

Genre Comedy, Drama

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Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Joy Carlin, Richard Conti, Glen Caspillo, Alec Baldwin
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334873/

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

Enough Said

Release 2013

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lennie Loftin, Jessica St. Clair, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Tracey Fairaway
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390361/

A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.

Fruitvale Station

Release 2013

Genre Biography, Drama

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Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334649/

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

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